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is covering the romney campaign in boston. we begin with bigad shaban. >> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night, just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. >> reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. >> reporter: i'm randall pinkston in boston. underscoring how close this election is expected to be, the first town in the nation to vote ended in a tie. >> this has never happened before. we have a tie. >> reporter: they gave five votes each for the president and mitt romney. romney plans to cast his own ballot in massachusetts this morning. he will then immediat
up with abc news for the presidential raise and we will have our reporters on the ground in boston and chicago, the local races of course as well. our coverage begins tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. hope you will join us. >> new york and new jersey bracing for another storm as they try to muddle through the aftermath of sandy. tempers and frustrations are high as drivers deal with long lines for gas. the power is starting to return but hundreds of thousands still without electricity. the new york governor says the state could face a massive housing problem as well. >> officials in fauquier county seeking information from residents about the extent of property damage from hurricane sandy. residents can call this number to report damage if the event, any event rather that a major disaster is declared and they could be eligible for federal assistance. >> the storm is going to have an impact on the transit agency bottom line. the shutdown last monday and tuesday could cost metro millions. the exact total still unknown but much of the money was spent on salaries and
the matters as we count down to the closing bell. >>> boston market on the business of thanksgiving. much more "squawk on the street" straight ahead. nobody said an inkjet had to be slow. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. ♪ >>> about six minutes before the opening bell rings on wall street. let's bring in art cashin of the ubs financial services. on the day of the rally we had great headlines about the fiscal cliff. today there might be speed bumps and we're looking to open lower. looks like a long month ahead for
sandy but still covers a pretty big area, 29 mile-per-hour wind gusts in boston, 24 mile-per-hour wind gusts here in the downtown area, even down toward hatteras 16 mile-per-hour wind gusts with even gusts over 20 miles per hour in the mountains back into west virginia and extreme southwestern west virginia. closer to home they're dying down slowly. our highest wind gust was 34, down to 24 now in the last hour, 17 mile-per-hour wind gust in both gaithersburg and leesburg and frederick but still a 28 mile-per-hour wind gust in martinsburg. so it's chilly. if you head outside, dress for the 30s. it's 15 downtown, mainly in the 40s in leesburg, 36 in manassas. we'll come back and talk about when the winds will go away and when the temps will go back up. >>> sentencing day today for the man who shot and killed six people and wounded 13 more including former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. today in tucson, arizona, jared loughner was sent to prison for the rest of his life. giffords faced her shooter for the first time in court today and her husband speaking for her told loughner,
somewhere between washington and boston. as it began to zero in on the new york area, we positioned 7 or 8 generators in places like west virginia, central pennsylvania, western mass, and once the storm hits, they usually declare a state of emergency, want you off the streets for a little while, and as soon as things start to clear, we will bring electricians in that we work with around the country that know how to do this, they will hook the generators up and we will be back in business. in the case of the one on route 17, this weekend we were one of the few stores that was up and running. two reasons, one we had the generator hooked up and two we had a tremendous amount of product in storage that we can call on in times like this. liz: brilliant. you have also taken positions recently in natural gas. you took a position in the shale operation in ohio. i'm thinking of the one thing we learned. we had a generator that was running on gasoline. it started to run out. gasoline was a real problem as you know. do you see a shift at some point that this is so ingrained in our psyche now of what
to congratulate president obama and his reelection. >> emily e. schmidt joins us live from boston to tell us what mitt romney is doing today. >> if high daria our youth? >> tell us about romney in what he plans to do today. >> the interesting thing is he does not have a public scandal today that the first time in recent memory of where he is. that is the difference between running for president and in canada to loss. we are watching a really not mitt romney so much as watching republicans try to dissect the results from last night. try to determine what this meant for them as a look ahead to the next election. how to recover from a lost that last night they came here not quite certain that they would have. >> it is interesting one of the questions is what role does mitt romney have going for for the republican party. have you heard any whispering as to what it plans to do? >> no. we heard him say last night in his speech that everyone needs to work across the aisle to work together. a few minutes after that president obama came out and said he would like to extended hand to reach out to work with
fire was in boston. 100 firefighters were called in to battle the flames. they were hurt when part of the building collapsed. several dozen were displaced and the cause of that fire is still under investigation. >>> 101 people died in a fire at a bangladesh garment factory that had no emergency exits. >> they tried to escape the flames bring jumping from the building. it started at this building operated by tasmine factories. they lack safety measures. >>> here in the united states. three maintenance workers are being treated for a serious injuries after the state department in washington d.c., they were working on ductwork when the fire sparked up yesterday morning. one suffered life-threatening injuries. the other two are seriously hurt but expected to survive. the building was evacuated for a short time. >>> the white house and cok may have reached a deal. they have a few weeks to reach the deal before the country falls over the fiscal cliff. we are updated as lawmakers return to washington this week from their holiday break. >> reporter: after meeting with president obama befor
. >> it's an amazing epilogue because morgan buys -- owns everything. they sell it to a boston book seller for a thousand bucks. it sits in the basement, treasures of this boston store for almost 40 years. they rediscover hit in the '70s and start to be distributed widely. that's why you see curtis pictures everywhere now. even the "new york times" sells curtis pictures right now. (laughs) >> brown: all right. the book is "short nights of thed that doe catcher, the epic life and immortal photographs of edward curtis." timothy egan, thanks so much. >> thanks for having me, jeff. >> sreenivasan: you can see more of edward curtis's photographs online. we've linked to a collection at northwestern university that includes the entire 20-volumes called "north american indian." >> sreenivasan: and finally tonight, on this day when americans gather to break bread together. we take a second look at a food story far from the u.s. china's growing appetite for meat and dairy products is driving big changes there in everything from farming to food safety. our story is part of our "food for 9 billion" se
in right now. you can see it from boston down through new york city to philadelphia. mostly snow, just inland from the coast and mostly rain right on the shorelines. several problem spots. first of all, just south of boston. not only very windy but a big storm surge coming in there later this afternoon. and again at high tide later tonight. also out on the eastern tip of cape cod, out towards nantucket, winds already to 55 miles an hour likely to gust to 60. so some damaging winds there. then there's that new york city vicinity area in terms of the snow. it's a big wild card because we're not sure it is going to change over to complete snow in flos flosh new york. if it sticks, it will bring down more tree limbs and cause more power outages. there will at least be scattered power outages all over again coming in to the northwest suburbs of new york and up into new england. that's the very least. we'll be watching this every step of the way throughout the course of the afternoon. >> we do not need this. thank you very much. appreciate it. >>> courtsny reagan now with a "market flash." >
's david muir covered that campaign and is in boston right now. david? >> reporter: hey there, diane. you showed that image of the 2k3w06 governor today in that hotel room. we know he spent more time with his family. they've gathered here, five sons, 16 of the 18 grandchildren. and this family has been a huge part of the campaign. one of the sons, a key adviser, the others campaigning for him, and, of course, ann romney, who has said this would be the last campaign. mitt romney and his campaign convinced they had a shot until the very end. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> reporter: last night, a portrait of his dedicated family, one last time before exiting the stage. romney had been running for president for six years, two campaigns -- >> i'm running for president of the united states. >> reporter: hoping to fulfill and unfinished dream of his father. ♪ he's going to win >> reporter: george romney, the one-time governor of michigan, running for president himself. a devout mormon, romney's discipline brought
-lived investments, in cases like boston, cincinnati, or cleveland, they were never allowed and all of a sudden they will now be. we go into those markets irrespective of what we see in the markets today. if there were to be a fiscal cliff event, we may slow the pace of activity in las vegas. >> do you still think the u.s. is one of the best places to invest? >> i still do think it is. but if you asked me that a couple of years ago, the rest of the world had growth, but, fortunately, the u.s. has come back. with the right medicine in this country to cure the economic circumstances, the united states economy could become one of the most dynamic investment areas. >> suzanne: the other issue that came up in the election is taxes. if they go up, what does that mean for your costumers in your business? >> an increase in taxes in the new administration is a bad idea for the american economy in every respect, and certainly for my costumers. the country is very weak. the economy is very weak. the consumers' household budgets are very weak. this is not a time for an increase. >> suzanne: how would you d
's the front page of the boston globe this morning -- clinton was dispatched by president obama to israel and is meeting today with egyptian officials and palestinian officials as well. the headline from the tribune -- late tuesday night clinton met with benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem and plans to go to the west bank on wednesday. clinton is preparing to step down early next year. one story this morning, some breaking news from jerusalem. this is according to a dap. really rescue services said there have been explosions on a bus across the military headquarters in tel aviv. the agency says at least 10 people were injured in wednesday's blast. the explosion comes amid an ongoing israeli operation rollers.aza's hamas so, more information on that incident probably coming later today. but we are taking your calls this morning on your confidence in the economy, your thoughts on the fiscal cliff, and how you are preparing for that. marc is from 0 highfill on our independent line. -- from ohio. caller: good morning. i'm a person who believes we need to do something radical, which a lot of peopl
running the boston marathon and you see the ribbon at the end, and you're like look, we're almost done. >> listen and also remember for president obama, this is his last campaign in his life. this is an end of a political career in that sense. so it's got to have some sort of nostalgia. but the emotion, the charged up, the scrutiny they've been under. the schedule they've been under. both of them, it's a day full of emotion. >> michelle obama, much tougher than i've heard her. >> -- defend her husband. >> let me tell you something, personally wasn't happy when i said it but i said seriously your wife blows you aware on campaigning. i've seen her speak without notes, without teleprompter and she really goes all in, and she's a phenomenal campaigner. >> but iowa, the place is really important for this president. because the people he was talking to there are the people who gave him the legs politically that allowed him to become president of the united states. you think about when hillary clinton was in there for the caucuses, remember, and how it was clinton, it was clinton, it was edwa
are seeing snow, even in new york city. all the big cities, boston, new york, philadelphia, a little snow. not much in the way of accumulation, really along the big cities and the 95 corridor, but still you'll see it come down. kind of get new the christmas spirit. we do have winter weather advisories and we will see accumulati accumulations. want to show you where. here's the radar. the white delynn naturing where the snow potentially is falling. some of it called zerba. starts as snow in the atmosphere but the atmosphere is dry but it dissipates so we don't see it at the surface. it does moisten the atmosphere to finally deliver some snow. this is the heart of it. scranton, pennsylvania, southeastern pennsylvania, northwestern new jersey, that's where we're going to get into the snow. morristown, new jersey, for example. but, with this line, a lot of energy with it, could see some severe weather. look at birmingham, down toward montgomery, all heading eastward, atlanta, georgia, will be slow go. no question this afternoon at the airport. things will really slow down. jackson all the way
jerseyians in general we're skeptics. let's head up to boston to see how skeptical gerri willis is of the mitt romney is spending his last day in other places but coming back later. >> we're so skeptical we're out on the telephone talking to people what is actually going on the ground today at the election polls. start with virginia. that is the first battleground state that will report tonight where the polls will close first. let's take a look there. i spoke to ken cuccinelli, the attorney general there. he says turnout is he have had. the lines are long. they have no major issues with voting but some interesting trends already developing. as you remember, fairfax county, right next to washington, d.c., heavy turnout there. but in prince william county where cuccinelli lives he says he was surprised turnout was so low. that could bode well for mitt romney. now, also, cuccinelli says that in other parts of the state as well they're seeing slower more sluggish trends with early voting, particularly in virginia beach, areas like that. that will be telling as well. turning to ohio
partner at bullish in capital down from boston. glad you are here. what does this mean? apple down 20%. microsoft down 12% from a time. does that mean the demand is not there. >> the entire supply chain has contracted and it is hurting everyone, the semiconductors, everyone. tracy: now one wondering recession often times you hear an analyst save by consumer staples and tech because it is an armed. you are not saying so much. >> at a large cap and madcaps levels they had a tough quarter. it is the toughest quarter since 2008 crash but the youngest companies are coming up showing good growth and performing better. tracy: next step is to go public. but we have seen facebook get clobbered in the ipo market. what happened? >> those are bellwether big names that had a tough time but underneath there are smaller companies less known that of don well like guide wire software but they perform pretty well in the aftermarket. tracy: is it getting better? at 2010 levels in the ideal market now. >> it is very tepid. if you are thinking of going public, your stock gets crushed and you are looking f
and atmosphere is like in boston for governor romney's campaign headquarters. for that we go to hampton pearson. >> reporter: how are you doing, phil. mitt and ann romney voted a few moments ago here in boston. a bit of an irony. no expert or citizen expects romney to carry massachusetts, his home state. experts say he'll be lucky if he matches 36% that john mccain got four years ago when he ran against barack obama. it's not just the fact that massachusetts is a state that tilts democratic. frankly voters here have similar complaints to what has been heard nationally about the former governor. >> i don't think there's a mystery about mitt romney. i think the united states is learning what we learned here. we're never exactly sure if he means what he says and how long he's going to stick with it. >> reporter: the real action in massachusetts is the dead heat contest for the senate between scott brown, the republican, and elizabeth warren, the democrat. voter turnout could top 70%. some 3 million plus votes being cast in one of the most closely watched senate races in the country that could very
.i.e. they have v heavy rain for the cape, but boston a bit of a dry area. but the damage already done. look at these snowfall totals. central new jersey over a foot of snow. everywhere here in the light pink shading is 3 to 6 inches of snow. and new york city coming in just over 4 inches which was the earliest 4 inch snowfall ever on record for the city. beating that old record by over a month -- or i should say about a month. heavy snow continued across connecticut and so we're continuing to watch that area. but the snow that's already on the ground was blowing around, as well. still 20 to 30-mile-an-hour wind gusts. these are the peak winds we saw near 70 miles an hour near nantucket. everyone else closer to 40s in the mile per hour range. but that's enough. for the advisories that are still out there, connecticut into rhode island, we're still watching winter weather advisories and winter storm warns. and that continues up the coast into new hampshire and maine where the snowfall totals quite honestly won't be as big. switching gears a little bit, i know there's a lot of natural gas and
in philadelphia gusting to 25. providence and boston, of course, because you're further north and east you hang on to these winds longer. here's the wind gust forecast. see the time stamp to friday afternoon. still in portland, maine, boston, still between 35 and 40 miles per hour. finally, though, the storm is exiting. again, only improving friday and see it off the coast and again, brooke, by tomorrow afternoon, certainly everyone seeing sunny skies. the winds will abate. >> what about flights, though? from what i saw 1,500 flights canceled in the northeast. is that back on track? >> 600 flights were canceled today. 1,600 flights canceled yesterday but the 1,600 flights canceled today, there are flights up there and we are seeing delays right now in boston and newark. those are the two places but also with lines like long island railroad, metro north. metro north is slowing the trains because of the ice on the tracks so they're slower. and long island railroad is up and running, suspended last night. delays today about 20 minutes. >> okay. we'll talk next hour. thank you very much. >>> also t
, sunday night at 8:00 p.m. >> with soldiers placed on a century duty on the road in and out of a boston, and on guard outside the homes of officials, and of british artillery now aimed at the townhouse, of the general court, it is easy to understand why many of felt threatened. of course not everyone in boston is white. within a month of their arrival in 1768, three british officers, probably drunk had been discovered encouraging african american slaves to attack their white masters. one of the drug officers assured the officersbostonians that the soldiers were coming to a procurer their freedoms. while of the slaves sensibly ignored these lies, the british army is not in a boston to free the slaves. several white residents launched complaints to captain wilson and is probably drug friends, engaging in a dangerous rebellion. >> tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern, part of the holiday weekend now through monday morning on c-span 3, american history tv. >> "washington journal" continues. host: paul rothstein is a georgetown university law professor. talking about seceding from the united states.
at obama headquarters in chicago. hampton pearson is with the romney team in boston. but phil, we will start with you. >> andrew, good morning. it's only been a couple of hours since president obama gave his victory speech here at mccormick place. and that speech a lot of people were looking at and said did it set at least initially the tone for his second term in office. during the speech, he talked about the country coming together and ending the divisiveness that has been typified by the campaign over the last several months. in particular, he made mention about the deficit and coming together to work on solving the deficit, and more importantly, the republicans and democrats finding some solutions. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened the you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. and with your stories and struggles, i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead. >> president obama will return to the white house later this afternoon. he spent last n
romney's campaign apparently was planning an election niegts fireworks show over boston harbor as part of a victory celebration. the boston globe reports the romney campaign contracted with the same firm that handles boston's fourth of july fireworks and obtained a permit. but of course they ended up with nothing to celebrate. >>> a dramatic moment in a tucson courtroom today. the former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, stares down the man who tried to kill her. we have new details from her would-be asass sin's sentencing hearing today. but not from germany. ♪ a powerful, fuel-efficient engine, but it's not from japan. ♪ it's a car like no other... inspired by a place like no other. introducing the all-new 2013 chevrolet malibu, our greatest malibu ever. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's that time of year. time for campbell's green bean casserole. you'll find the recipe at campbellskitchen.com. ♪ campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. 100% new. 100% mmm... wow, that is mmm... it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. >>> impo
things going on here. satellite actually looks qui fret boston to buffalo. d.c. travel weather pretty easy today. that area of low pressure off the southeast coastline, at least spreading some showers on toward north carolina and this disturbance pushing at least a few clouds in towards chicago. on the radar, doesn't look like very much. lightning trackers not picking up any lightning and as it makes its way across the eastern edge, a lot of the showers likely to fall apart. chicago maybe a little drizzle today. that system off the east coast will slowly drift further away, but it is pushing a lot of water in towards the edge of the outer banks. highway 12 had issues, had to close a couple times. much of the activity will remain off the coast. still will deal with some of those winds. it's limited as the effect of it, but still talking winds at 20 to 30 miles an hour range with some higher gusts. just to the north, could see a few showers. but d.c. itself, new york, boston, temperatures in the 40s with sunshine in the area. tuesday, a beautiful set up there, as well. even travel wise,
romney began his concession speech in boston. miami mayor carlos gimenez apologized to voters, but he insisted officials had done all they could. >> we had a very long ballot. it was the longest ballot in florida history. were there problems in certain precincts? without a doubt. >> suarez: and the county elections department said it was simply a numbers game. >> this is volume driven. >> suarez: late today, election workers in miami-dade county and across florida were still counting thousands of absentee ballots. delays mean the presidential result has not been made final. the state has until saturday to certify results and confirm who will get the 29 electoral votes. for more on the ongoing ballot counting in florida and the sluggish voting elsewhere, we turn to marc cuto,he "mimi herald's" political writer. and curt anderson of the associated press. he's been tracking problems in polling places across the country. i know conditions varied from place to place, but what were the main drivers of the really long waits to cast a vote? >> well, in the case of florida as your piece mentio
:45. went home, finished some homework. and then i just came out again at 2:45. >> jpmorgan's matt boston is scouting multiple locations throughout the company. they said they were nice lines but fewer than what they saw last year. he also thinks macy's is the clear winner. from a mall in long island, they say traffic early stronger than last year. citi says target's electronics door buster deals did drive generally strong traffic. deutsche bank says crowds at walmart and target have been strong. while black friday will likely be a success for retailers, he doesn't believe it will be a game changer. customer growth partners craig johnson says generators at home depot and lowe's on the east coast sold out within 20 minutes. a bit of a different door buster type of deal. however, not entirely surprising with what we've just gone through with sandy and the upcoming winter. home depot shares trading at 12-year highs. lowe's at 5-year highs. google says when it comes to shopping related searches, jcpenney christmas is coming in number one, followed by walmart black friday card and home depro b
of contentious colonies united. so to begin you're in boston. what's your fundamental thesis? >> the american republic is born partially in a tax revolt. this is the at a party site where they threw the at a over because they didn't like the tax system. so this has been a fundamental debate and argument from the beginning of the american republic. we come back today to exactly the same sorts of issues. >> country men... reporter: well, not exactly the same. the at a parties of the past included smugglers protesting england having lowered the tax on tea, threatening their contraband business. between legend and fact, legend usually wins. the fact is as between paying now or paying later, americans have just about always preferred debt to taxes. debt to pay the very first army, for example. this is the spot on the cambridge common where, leng end has it, general washington first amassed his troops under a now dead elm and faced the basic question of government economics. >> how was going to pay them? how is he going to feed and clothe them? where will they get their clothes? that's a question w
is running on a saturday schedule. that includes no service at the boston and virginia square stations and there's no mark or vre service today. let's check in for the rest of the commute. >> still quiet on the road. not seeing reports of accidents. the earliest crash was blocking left side the roadway. it's nice and clear. beltway, issue free. i-95 hov lanes have been lifted in virginia so it's a clear commute as you head to the beltway. aaron, back over to you. >> we'll check your forecast after that. >>> good morning. sunny, in the 40s to near 50 degrees. patchy fog in the rural areas should dissipate in the next couple of hours. today, highs reaching upper 60s. after sunset, some showers from the west and into the metro area before midnight and off and on after that through the morning commult on tuesday. then chilly weather moves in. afternoon highs tomorrow only near 50. cold mornings and chilly afternoons wednesday into the weekend. aaron. >> thank you, tom. >>> 7:30 now on this monday morning. it's the 12th of november, 2012, and one direction mania has officially hit our plaza
stopped them and made her way to boston. this is the first at 22 in american women. it showed her with a hatchet in one hand and scallops in the other. >> he is the best selling author of the "don't know much" series. >> with just five days to go until election day, and romney called on ohioans to vote early for her husband. during a rally, she said he will not fail women and the american people. this is a half hour. >> thank you. i am so pleased to be here today. what a warm welcome. what a lovely group of people. we are into the final days. isn't this exciting? we are going in the right direction. we are so pleased to be here. i have had a love the opportunity to travel with and through the months now and i see and her summit things that will be is so lovely in a first lady. we are so lucky to have her, aren't we? the reason that i am here is not much different than the reasons from before. i care very deeply about my own family, obviously. once again, the mccain family has a son that is deployed. he is in the navy and he flies helicopters and he is indeed -- the reason i tell y
from the jersey shore through long island. serious coastal flooding south of boston and down toward cape cod. what about the snow? there's a cold pool of air over southeastern new york into northeastern pennsylvania that will get sucked down toward the new york metropolitan area this afternoon. that's where the big wild card is. we know several inches of wet snow will pile up somewhere in new jersey up through southeastern new york to the northwest of new york city. what about the city itself and western long island, southwest connecticut, where the trees have leaves on them. why is that so important? we're just recovering in that vicinity from the power outages now. when trees get leaves and snow falls on those leaves, it brings downed branches and starts a new round of power outages all over again. we'll know much more in the next couple of hours as precipitation first moves in and we'll play it throughout the afternoon step by step to see how it's going to pan out. >> all right. thank you so much for that. todd gross back at headquarters. today is back to lining up defensive play
factor right now especially close to new england. i'm south of boston. take a look. you have the boats in the water and that water is churned up. the winds consistent, 30, 40, close to 50 miles per hour sustained. over the last several hours. seen gusts still clocking in at 60 miles per hour. we had a report out towards the cape of 60 miles per hour and nantucket with a peak wind gust of 68 miles per hour and seeing reports with the consistent winds of some coastal flooding including high water over the roads in nantucket. a few trees down and led to scattered power outages. you can see behind me, higher water this morning and we are now not at high tide and not seeing the stray come up and over. that was a concern, as well. when's interesting about this storm is winding down and pulling away, wind is still going to be such a huge factor. easing winds means 20 to 30 miles per hour as we get in to the evening opposed to 40 or 50 miles per hour. but that's going to be the case even going through the end of the day today. snow not so much an issue along the coast. it's been the wind and t
. bill is a friend columnist at "forbes," a boston-based venture capitalist. i like to read just about everybody you write, bill. welcome. viewers, be careful. he's a self-proclaimed libertarian. tell me and tell sully a bit about your article that we all found so interesting about why you should never discuss politics at thanksgiving tables. >> thank you, rick and happy thanksgiving. it's a minefield with family and friends if you're a bit of an outlier. i live in boston and am -- one of the things they're not used to is someone who disagrees with their opinions. they're so used to arguing with strawmen that when they get up against somebody who has thought through issues is a bit of a stock. really warm people, great hosts, i was surronalded by college professors for the evening. the evening did start out slowly, and i did try to hold my tongue. they were congratulating themselves for being so smart. it ended up becoming quite lively by the end of 9 night. >> it always gets lively around my holiday dinner table as well, but at the epicenter of this was a debate about our constitution
areas across northeast pretty dry, boston, you'll continue to see snowflakes. but the worst of it winding down. >> steve: all right. hey, maria, here is a big question: brian and i want to know whether or not we should put our snow tires on the car. >> brian: right. or the chains. >> gretchen: i guess i just won't drive. >> winter is around the corner, right? so you got to winterize your car. >> steve: there you go. all season steel belted radials. >> not because of this storm, though. >> steve: okay. >> gretchen: thanks. the funny thing is, when i live around the country and i still had minnesota license plates when i lived in dallas, people would follow me thinking that i knew what the heck i was doing. >> brian: and? >> gretchen: driving down the road. i'd feel like, hey, i haven't lived there full time since i was 17. don't follow me. i'm not necessarily good in the snow anymore. >> brian: they probably thought they were talking to fran tarkenton. >> gretchen: let's do headlines. the country's largist organic peanut processor shut down. this comes after a salmonella out
problems and stop all the nonsense. martha: michael graham, radio talk show host and "boston herald" columnist and he written about this. he joins me this morning. michael, good to have you with us. melissa: my choice is easy. martha maccallum for person of the year. martha: we're done. melissa: i'm kidding. i'm kidding. martha: i could go on and on about my huge impact on 2012. stick with what your column says. go ahead. so you want -- >> i choose bill o'reilly if we're going to do that. martha: i'm sure he will not dispute you there. he will have no argument about that. melissa: i agree with his premise. in a way it is interesting we live in amazing moment. we have $99 trillion of unfunded debt in social security, medicare, government pensions we see there we see the middle east on fire with the rising tide of the most disturbing element in the middle east, that is people who are willing to mix religion and violence together who are on the rise of the saw in egypt with the new constitution. yet in this moment of great import we're talking seriously about gangnam style and jay-z an
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